Africa

Bomber facing strongest challenge ever

BY LINDA DLAMINI MBABANE – The debate raging within the Kingdom of Eswatini is whether the longest serving incumbent President Adam “Bomber” Mtsetfwa should stand for the upcoming National Football Association elections for the presidential seat where he is facing his toughest competition in challenger Dr Comfort Shongwe. The elections are expected to be held at...

Ahmad in dramatic return as head of CAF

Ahmad Ahmad reclaimed his position as President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in dramatic fashion on Friday evening when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland upheld his appeal which he filed urgently when FIFA banned him from all football activities for five years late last year. Ahmad was found guilty...

Blow to Yahya’s CAF Presidential ambitions

A coalition pressure group of expatriate Mauritanians living in Europe and across the United States have written a scathing letter to the Confederation of African Football which could jeopardize Ahmed Yahya’s CAF Presidential ambitions. Yahya, South African Patrice Motsepe, Cote d’Ivoire’s Jacques Anouma and Senegal’s Augustin Senghor are all vying for the supreme post after...

Tough opposition awaits Motsepe in CAF election

On a day that South African billionaire and Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe announced his candidature for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Presidency, the organization also released the fixtures for the continent’s premier club competitions. Motsepe announced his ambitions of challenging incumbent Ahmad Ahmad, whom many believe would be forced to step down by...

FC Nkana rejoice – Kaizer Chiefs sweat!

The 2020 DStv Premiership is about to get underway in less than a fortnight and while Kaizer Chiefs wait anxiously for the outcome of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for a decision, Zambian side Nkana recently received good news from the CAS who lifted their player transfer ban. FIFA imposed a player transfer...

Mshishi leads Bafana against Namibia and Zambia

The unending wrangles within Namibia football administration could scupper the country’s upcoming friendly game against South Africa scheduled for the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on October 8. In addition, unless the Namibian federation and its professional wing find common ground, the country could find itself expelled from the world controlling body FIFA. SA coach Molefi...

CAF postpones 42nd Ordinary General Assembly

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has issued a statement accepting the devastation caused by the Coronavirus and how much it had affected football not just across the African continent but on a global scale. The statement, addressed to federation Presidents and Secretary Generals, he admits that the last couple of days...

Botswana and Kenya ban traveling – Corona

The rapid spread of the Coronavirus across the continent has many countries on edge and several are giving subtle hints indicating that they wish the Confederation of African Football (CAF) could call off the upcoming African Nations Cup qualifiers pencilled for the last week of the month. CAF has issued a statement calling for calm...

Mulenga orders arrest of FAZ President

Zambia faces a possible ban from international football due to constant and incessant harassment of the President of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) by the country’s Minister of Sport Emmanuel Mulenga. FIFA issued a veiled threat to Zambia that they face a possible ban unless Minister Mulenga stopped interfering in the affairs of FAZ...

Safa lodge appeal against CAF suspension

The South African Football Association (SAFA) officially lodged an appeal against the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to impose a US$65 000 fine as well as suspension from two future FUTSAL AFCON tournaments for their decision to withdraw from the tournament. South Africa appears to be basing their argument on the minutes...